Sollefteå Municipality

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Sollefteå Municipality

Sollefteå kommun
Coat of arms of Sollefteå Municipality
Coat of arms
Sollefteå Municipality in Västernorrland County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästernorrland County
SeatSollefteå
Area
 • Total5,761.82 km2 (2,224.65 sq mi)
 • Land5,397.82 km2 (2,084.11 sq mi)
 • Water364 km2 (141 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
(31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total19,709
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceÅngermanland
Municipal code2283
Websitewww.solleftea.se

Sollefteå Municipality (Swedish: Sollefteå kommun) is a Swedish municipality in Västernorrland County. Its seat is located in Sollefteå.

The former City of Sollefteå (instituted in 1917) was amalgamated with the surrounding entities in 1974 to form the present municipality. It consists of fifteen original (1863) units.

Geographically, the landscape is dominated by woods, and by the Ångerman River and its tributaries Faxälven and Fjällsjöälven, which cross through the municipality.

Historically, the name is found as early as the 13th century in the form of the Latin De Solatum, which would translate to "The Sunny Place" (or so). A market place was situated here in 1602 on Royal permission. The city's coat of arms depicts a Black Grouse.

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Sollefteå is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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Coordinates: 63°10′N 17°16′E / 63.167°N 17.267°E / 63.167; 17.267